Smart home & security: how to protect your home?
Burglary, intrusion, theft... These terms resonate in your mind when you leave your home sweet home? To avoid unpleasant surprises, put your home under high protection thanks to smart home! Remote monitoring via your smartphone, programming of windows and lights,... Smart home & security: a whole program. We have something to calm you down, I promise!
Identify the weak points of the house to be secured
The openings (windows, bay windows, velux) are scrutinized by burglars. Nearly 38% choose this access to enter your home. Most homes are visited by day, simply through a broken window.
Door locks and bolts (entrance, garden, garage) are the other access points preferred by burglars. 41% of them use the front door to invite themselves into your home! Secondary entrances such as those in the basement or cellar, often left out of the protection level, are ideal places to act quietly, without being disturbed.
All entrants, without exception, are therefore the weak points of your home in terms of security.
So if you are not Lulu's happy neighbour, always ready to help and watch the neighborhood from his window, another option is available to you: switch to smart home for your safety!
Its mission: to protect your home and allow you to monitor it remotely.
How? Thanks to new intelligent technologies that allow you to control your home remotely: surveillance cameras, smart home systems and alarms, motion sensors, smart locks...
The advent of smartphones has completely revolutionized habitat protection.
All these smart home devices for security are configurable and accessible from your smartphone, tablet or computer via dedicated applications. Depending on the case, the connection is easily made via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Radio networks but you don't need to be a super geek to get equipped.
Once connected, a few clicks are all it takes to control and monitor your home from anywhere. Reassuring, isn't it?
3 good reasons to adopt smart home for the security of your home
Simulate your presence at different times
Are you away from home for more than 24 hours? smart home is able to simulate your presence thanks to the programming by you of your lighting, your television, your roller shutters and even music: as if you were there!
Monitor your home remotely and control it in real time
Receive a notification when an abnormal situation occurs in your country? It's possible! It's possible! Directly on your smartphone or by connecting to the Internet on a fixed station; at your choice according to what you have on hand 🙂
You can view in real time what is happening inside or outside your home thanks to the installation of a smart motion sensor or smart cameras. With a camera, as soon as movement is detected, the camera captures photos or videos. He then warns you.
If you detect an undesirable or abnormal situation, you can orient the camera(s), film and decide to trigger and/or interrupt the alarm remotely. Some models even have microphones and speakers, so you can listen to the ambient sound or communicate directly with your family members who have stayed at home in your absence.
Do not behave with caution, however, and do not behave like a vigilante!
Create customized scenes
If you equip your home with several smart objects, you can also build anti-intrusion scenes to secure your home.
In the event of a burglary, for example, the presence detector signals an intrusion and sends this information to the other connected objects: the alarm goes off, the cameras film the people present, the shutters and openings close automatically, while alerting a relative, a security agency or the police station.
Obviously, all this will only be possible if all these objects are compatible with each other. And since it is not always easy - or sometimes too expensive - to buy from a single supplier, consider the "voice assistant" option. With Google Home or Amazon Alexa, you can connect objects of different brands.
Note: If you decide to protect your home with security smart home, choose an encrypted data system and secure storage space to avoid any risk of hacking.